Competition specialisation of French Courts: The Béthune First Instance Court gives a judgement raising questions... (Quaron/Roquette)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – TGI Béthune, ch. com, 4 April 2007, SA Quaron c/ SA Roquette Frères, unpublished In the present case, Quaron brought an action against Roquette Frères before the Commercial Chamber of the Béthune Regional Court of First Instance on the basis, firstly, of Articles 1134, 1147 and 1382 of the Civil Code and, secondly, of Article L. 420-2 of the Commercial Code. The plaintiff sought payment of damages on the ground that Roquette had improperly breached the distribution contract between them, had engaged in unfair conduct and had abused its dominant position by refusing to sell to it. In limine litis, Roquette raised the lack of jurisdiction of the TGI of

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